The 2001 Texas winter wheat production is estimated at 108.8 million bushels, up 65% from last year, but 11% below 1999.

According to a September survey conducted by the Texas Agricultural Statistics Service, the statewide yield averaged 34 bushels per acre, four bushels above last year and the same as was forecast in August. Acreage harvested for grain, at 3.2 million acres, was up 45% from 2000 and 7% above the August forecast.

Production on the Northern High Plains is estimated at 57 million bushels, up 115% from last year. Winter wheat production on the Low Plains is estimated at 23.8 million bushels, up 132% from last year. Production in the Cross Timbers area is estimated at 4.2 million bushels, up 62% from last year. Production in the Blacklands is estimated at 11.4 million bushels, 48% lower than the 2000 crop.

United States winter wheat production for 2001 is estimated at 1.36 billion bushels, down 13% from last year and 2% below the Aug. 1 forecast. Yield per acre averaged 43.5 bushels, down 1.2 bushels from a year ago. Acreage harvested for grain totaled 31.3 million acres, down 11% from a year ago.

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